Benu Energy helps South Gloucestershire Council to reduce energy costs

Benu Energy has completed two ground mounted solar farms for South Gloucestershire Council with over 3,000 solar panels being installed on a former landfill site (246 kWp), in Yate, and a former sewage works (748 kWp), near Bristol.

Benu Energy, a renewable energy company, partnered with Ikaros Solar to design and build the two arrays for the Council who own the installations and benefits from the feed-in tariff. Dulas provided valuable planning consultancy advice and technical support and supervision for South Gloucestershire Council throughout the Project.

South Gloucestershire Council predicts that the solar panels at Badminton Road will significantly reduce its energy costs and forms part of its efforts to make the Council more environmentally sustainable.

James Bracegirdle, managing director for Benu Energy, said: “We were absolutely delighted to be selected by South Gloucestershire Council – who ran their tender process through Public Power Solutions – to build their two solar farms. We worked with Ikaros Solar to design and build an appropriate solar installation on each site. The success of the project is a great advert for what can be done on a former landfill and sewage works – turning redundant land into mini generation stations to help reduce carbon emissions and protect the environment for the future”.